Heartfelt Vows

Taylor and Ronnie chose to read their vows individually in front of the videographer before their ceremony. They opted not to do a first look, so reading each other’s vows was a personal and intimate experience in anticipation of seeing each other at the altar.

Feels Like Home

The wedding ceremony itself was a celebration of Taylor and Ronnie’s south side Chicago upbringing. The wedding was held in their hometown church and their pastor incorporated many loving memories into their service. They also asked friends and family members to participate in the celebration by providing a ceremonial dance and song selection.

Family Roots

Instead of a unity candle, the couple chose to use a plant to symbolize their union. Both mothers provided soil that the couple poured into the pot of the plant. The gesture ceremoniously illustrated their family roots and values.

Ronnie’s Favorite Moment

While the whole day was memorable, Ronnie’s favorite moment was seeing his beautiful bride walk down the aisle for the first time. It was a magical moment that signified the wonderful journey they were about to begin together.

Number of Wedding Guests: 275
Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: St. Sabina Church

Reception Venue: The Odyssey

Event Planner: The Event Source

Photography & Videography: M28 Photography & Films

Officiant: Fr. Michael Pfleger

Engagement Ring: Verragio

Wedding Rings: Tacori

Gown: JJ’s House

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka; Nina

Hair: Crystal-Eyez Makeup & Beauty Lounge

Makeup: Brittani Goode; Lauren Blackwell

Bride’s Jewelry: Allure Wedding Jewelry

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie

Groom’s Formalwear: Indochino; Yulain

Groom’s Accessories: Pronto Uomo; Royal London Watches

Groom’s Shoes: Calvin Klein

Stationery: Yadao Printing

Cake & Sweets: Dat Donut; Kesha’s Kreations4U

Floral & Décor: Elegant Chair Covers & Event Décor; Mitchell’s Flowers & Events